Definition of Physician-patient privilege

1. Noun. The right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient.

Generic synonyms: Privilege

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physician-patient Privilege

physically challenged
physician's practice patterns
physician's role
physician-nurse relations
physician-patient privilege (current term)
physician-patient relations
physician executives
physician finger
physician fingers
physician impairment
physician incentive plans
physician payment review commission
physician self-referral
physicians' desk reference

Literary usage of Physician-patient privilege

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Financial Investigations: A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimesby Don Vogel by Don Vogel (1999)
"Physician/Patient Many state courts recognize the physician/patient privilege, although Federal courts generally have not approved it.8 Accountant/Client ..."

2. Automated Data Sources for Ambulatory Care Effectiveness Research edited by Mary L. Grady, Harvey A. Schwartz (1995)
"The Ohio physician-patient privilege: Modified, revised, and defined. Ohio State Law Journal, 49,1147-1174. Westin, AF (1978). Computers, health records ..."

3. Medical Marijuana Referenda Movement in America: Hearing Before the edited by Bill McCollum (2001)
"C. In addition to other exceptions lo the physician-patient privilege, information communicated to a ..."

4. Ethics and National Defense: The Timeless Issues by James C. Gaston (1994)
"DD Knoll, "The Physician-Patient Privilege, Article 31, and the Military Doctor," Military Medicine 136 (July 1971): ..."

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